It is the policy of Barnard College to respect its members; religious beliefs. In compliance with New York State law, each student who is absent from school because of her religious beliefs will be given an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up examination, study, or work requirements that she may have missed because of such absence on particular day or days. No student will be penalized for absence due to religious beliefs, and alternative means will be sought for satisfying the academic requirements involved.
Those responsible for scheduling of academic activities or essential services are expected to avoid conflict with religious holidays as much as possible. If a suitable arrangement cannot be worked out between the student and the instructor involved, the instructor should consult the Associate Provost. If an additional appeal is needed, it may be taken to the Provost.
A list of all religious holidays can be found on the interfaith calendar.
For your information in planning your syllabus the major Islamic and Jewish Holidays during the school year are listed below. Please note these holidays begin on sundown of the preceding day.
Major Religious Holidays
Academic Years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
|Jewish holy days and the week Sabbath begin at sunset on the day preceding the given date|
|RAMADAN||MON AUG 1||FRI JULY 20|
|KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI||MON AUG 22||FRI AUG 10|
|EID AL FITR||TUE AUG 30||SUN-TUES AUG 19-21|
|ROSH HASHANAH||THUR-FRI SEPT 29-30||MON-TUES SEPT 17-18|
|NAVARATRI||WED-WED SEPT 28-OCT 5||TUES-TUES OCT 16-23|
|DASERA||THUR OCT 6||WED OCT 24|
|YOM KIPPUR||SAT OCT 8||WED SEPT 26|
|SUKKOT||THUR-FRI OCT 13-14||MON-TUES OCT 1-2|
|SHEMINI ATZERET||THUR OCT 20||MON OCT 8|
|SHIMCHAT TORAH||FRI OCT 21||TUES OCT 9|
|DIWALI||WED OCT 26||TUES NOV 13|
|EID AL ADHA||SUN NOV 6||FRI-MON OCT 26-29|
|CHRISTMAS||SUN DEC 25||TUES DEC 25|
|GOOD FRIDAY||FRI APR 6||FRI MAR 29|
|PASSOVER||SAT-SUN APR 7-8||TUES-WED MAR 26-27|
|EASTER||SUN APR 8||SUN MAR 31|
|PASSOVER-LAST 2 DAYS||FRI-SAT APR 13-14||MON-TUES APR 1-2|